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Bell' Antonio Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Directed by the comparatively unknown Mauro Bolognini, the Italian Bell' Antonio is distinguished by its screenplay, cowritten by directorial giant Pier Paolo Pasolini. Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale are happily married until she finds out he's impotent. It takes her a year to find this out, which ought to give an indication of how seriously we're supposed to take this film. Also risible is the fact that Mastrioanni bears the reputation of a fabulous lover, as do practically all the members of his family. Nonetheless, he stands by like a dummy when Cardinale's father forces her to annul the marriage and wed another. It's all nonsense, of course, but Pasolini and his collaborators weave their tale so persuasively that one forgives the film's utter lack of credibility. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 4, 1960

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as Antonio Magnano
Claudia Cardinale
as Barbara Puglisi
Pierre Brasseur
as Alfio Magnano
Rina Morelli
as Mrs. Magnano
Tomas Milian
as Eduardo

Crew

Mauro Bolognini
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Screenwriter
Vitaliano Brancati
Book Author
Armando Nannuzzi
Cinematographer
Piero Piccioni
Musical Direction/Supervision
Piero Piccioni
Composer (Music Score)
Nino Baragli
Editor
Carlo Egidi
Art Director
Piero Tosi
Art Director
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